When police officers raided the hotel room of two suspected drug users in Tustin, California, they couldn’t have anticipated what they’d find on the other side of the door. Yes, the officers discovered “a large quantity” of drugs and their related paraphernalia, but they also found a terrier mix puppy who was under the influence of those same illegal substances.
The dog, named Bubba, was sent for a blood test which came back positive for heroin, methamphetamine and nicotine. Although no one — not the officers nor Orange County Animal Care — is sure how Bubba, um, got so high, he is now in recovery and receiving the appropriate medical treatment.
“We are happy to report Bubba has been treated for his drug addiction and is doing excellent,” the Tustin Police Department wrote on Facebook.
Bubba’s now-former owner, 40-year-old Joshua West, was arrested for an outstanding warrant, a parole violation, possession of heroin and methamphetamine and he could face animal cruelty charges as well.
“This strikes me as pretty horrible,” Lt. Robert Wright of the Tustin Police Department told CBS LA. “This is the first time we’ve ever heard of someone reporting that an animal has been under the influence.”
After Bubba has completed his medical treatment, he will be available for adoption through an as-yet-undetermined rescue organization.